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On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire

On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire

On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire Overview

The walk begins in the vale at Ripon, gradually rises westwards through the Dales, and finishes with an ascent of Ingleborough. There is plenty of fascinating geology along the way, lovely pubs, small hotels and B&Bs, and of course Yorkshire Pudding and plenty of local ales (plus some French chef cuisine).

From Ripon to Ingleborough through the Dales

This route, our third in England and our first in the north of the country, seeks to show walkers the two sides of Yorkshire’s rural heritage, and was designed by local residents and On Foot clients Shaun and Lynda Callaghan. Starting in the eastern lowlands, in the little cathedral “city” of Ripon, the first day takes you straight to one of the most important centres of medieval England, Fountains Abbey, which owned vast tracts of the county before Henry VIII decided that he would prefer them for himself and his barons. The setting of the Abbey is without parallel.

The route then starts to climb, gradually at first, through the sheep country of the Dales (sheep were as important in medieval times as they became in the 18th century when they were the basis for Yorkshire’s industrial growth). Linking the pretty villages of Pateley Bridge, Burnsall, Hebden, Grassington and Kettlewell, your route reaches limestone country via justly famous Malham “Cove”, before traversing the market town of Settle to your destination, Austwick village, nestling in the dale below the gaunt massif of Ingleborough, one of Yorkshire’s “three peaks”, and your final challenge.

Stay in country pubs and comfortable B&Bs, upgrading if you wish to smarter hotels, and eat well – the route boasts two French-chef-run establishments to supplement the hearty Yorkshire fare that will ensure you do not flag during these long days (though shortening options are available).

Six, five, four and three night versions of this holiday are also available. See the On Foot Holidays website for details of prices and dates.

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Reviews of this holiday

On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire by KennyK, 30 Jun 2021
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This was a trip for 4 friends tired of lockdown but keen to maintain our fitness and friendship whilst walking in a different ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire by Sue, 2 Oct 2020
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Walking holiday in the Yorkshire Dales. 5 days walking along a route from Ripon to Austwick, and then 1 day loop around ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire by Rachel, 16 Oct 2018
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A group of friends spent 4 days walking in Yorkshire enjoying good weather, lovely scenery, a varied landscape, and even ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire by An Englishman in Croatia, 3 Sep 2018
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A thoroughly enjoyable walking holiday through the Yorkshire Dales with excellent accommodation throughout. read more

On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire by Terry, 28 Jun 2018
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We walked an unguided five day walk organised by On Foot Holidays. A steep and rugged climb up to a hilltop called Simon's ... read more

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On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire by KennyK, 30 Jun 2021
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This was a trip for 4 friends tired of lockdown but keen to maintain our fitness and friendship whilst walking in a different ... read more

On Foot Holidays - Yorkshire by Sue, 2 Oct 2020
Traveller rating:

Walking holiday in the Yorkshire Dales. 5 days walking along a route from Ripon to Austwick, and then 1 day loop around ... read more